September 07, 2011 1:45pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Discovery Ventures Into Live Audience Interaction With 'Penn & Teller Tell a Lie' (Exclusive)
Discovery Channel’s new series, Penn & Teller Tell a Lie, not only premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 10 p.m., but also marks the network’s first venture into real-time audience interaction.
"If there are two things Penn & Teller stand for, it's the truth and lying, although not necessarily in that order,” jokes Penn Jillette. “This show has both.”
In each episode, the comedic duo will present a set of statements such as “a butter knife can stop a speeding bullet” or “you can lift a car with a head of human hair.” Using science, they will prove that their statements are valid. But in every batch, there will be a lie. And Discovery Channel is giving the viewers the chance to decide as the show is progressing what they believe is the false claim.
During the show, viewers will be prompted to launch the Guess The Lie experience on the iPhone, iPad, or online at Discovery.com. Then, fans can vote on whether each claim is true or fictional, as well as change their answer as often as they like. The results will be shared at the end of the episode with different conclusions for both the ET and PT airings.
The app will be available to viewers just before the six-part series premieres on Oct. 5. Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. after that, participants using the app will also get access to bonus videos showing how the pair covered up their lies.
Take a first look at the iPad app below.
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